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A parasite that can live for decades may be slowly killing Vietnam War veterans: study

National Post HERALD, W.Va. — A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected … Continue reading

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Self-Propelling Micromotors Deliver Oral Vaccines

SCI News Vaccines represent one of the most effective means of preventing infectious disease. They have saved millions of lives, but nobody likes getting a shot. That’s why researchers are trying to develop oral vaccines. In addition to avoiding needles, … Continue reading

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Most North Dakotans, Minnesotans who qualify for heating assistance don’t seek it

The Jamestown Sun KINDRED, N.D. — Marvel Von Hagen and her love of 37 years were living the good life. The 60-year-old woman built hotels for a living while her man worked as a plumber. The couple who have lived … Continue reading

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VSP joins Spring Aboard campaign

WCAX 3 News WILLISTON, Vt. (WCAX) If you’re planning on taking the boat out this season, Vermont State Police want to make sure you can make the most of your time on the water. VSP is participating in the national Spring … Continue reading

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Bid to require labels about nanotechnology in food shot down

Times Union PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An effort to make Maine the first state to require labels on foods made with the manipulation of tiny particles was shot down Thursday by a legislative committee. Former Rep. John Eder wanted Maine … Continue reading

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Key doctors group presses tech to crack down on anti-vaccine misinformation

The Hill – by Emily Birnbaum The largest association of doctors in the U.S. on Wednesday pressed the country’s leading tech companies to crack down on anti-vaccine misinformation spread on their platforms. The American Medical Association (AMA) in letters to Amazon, Facebook, Google, Pinterest, Twitter … Continue reading

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Union wants Syracuse cops to be paid to wear body cameras – by Chris Baker SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Syracuse police union wants officers who wear body cameras to be paid extra — a bargaining chip they’re taking into contract negotiations as the city plans to expand its body camera … Continue reading

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Refugees, including children, leave Nauru for the US

AlJazeera The last refugee children held in an Australian-funded camp on the remote Pacific nation of Nauru have departed for the United States, according to campaigners. The Refugee Action Coalition (RAC) said on Wednesday that 19 refugees, including four children, were … Continue reading

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This Trippy Ketamine-Like Drug Has Been Approved to Treat Depression

Time – by Matthew Perrone (WASHINGTON) — A mind-altering medication related to the club drug Special K won U.S. approval Tuesday for patients with hard-to-treat depression, the first in a series of long-overlooked substances being reconsidered for severe forms of … Continue reading

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New York Legislature approves gun storage safety measure

Observer Dispatch ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Democrat-controlled New York state Legislature has passed legislation that requires gun owners to keep firearms in a locked cabinet or equipped with a trigger-locking device if someone under 16 is in the home. … Continue reading

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Cornell gets $68.9 million for grape genetics research

NCPR Cornell University has received over $68 million from the United States Department of Agriculture to build a new federal research facility for grape genetics. The site will be in Geneva, New York, home to ongoing collaborations between Cornell and … Continue reading

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Right To Self-Defense Versus Suicide Prevention: Lawmakers Consider Waiting Period For Gun Sales

VPR The parents of a 23-year-old man who committed suicide last December are asking lawmakers to create a waiting period for gun purchases in Vermont. It’s been less than three months since Alyssa Black’s youngest child took his own life, … Continue reading

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Bill Jenkins, Who Tried to Halt Tuskegee Syphilis Study, Dies at 73

New York Times – by Katharine Q. Seelye Bill Jenkins, a government epidemiologist who tried to expose the unethical Tuskegee syphilis study in the 1960s and devoted the rest of his career to fighting racism in health care, died on … Continue reading

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Adirondack scientists document climate change impacts on wildlife, human health

NCPR Climate change is a culture war flash point in America. The fight over global warming and what to do about it is likely to shape next year’s presidential election. But scientists here in the North Country say they’re no … Continue reading

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UVM taking part in major childhood development study

WCAX 3 News BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) The University of Vermont is taking part in one of the largest childhood development studies of its kind in the country. It aims to create a groundbreaking body of work that will influence researchers for … Continue reading

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Patrick Jordan & Annette | Weaponized Ticks, Lyme Disease, & The Medical Machine

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Good Will Hunting | ‘NSA’ – Matt Damon

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Man who spent 27 years wrongly imprisoned set to open cafe

New Britain Herald – by Lisa Backus NEW BRITAIN – Amid the vibrant paintings of fresh fruit and tasteful displays of shelled nuts and grass in the café he’s about to open on West Main Street, Mark Schand explained that … Continue reading

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Maine Signs Deal For ‘Seed-To-Sale’ Marijuana Tracking System

Maine Public – by Lori Valigra The state agreed on a three-year, $150,000 contract Tuesday with a Florida-based technology company that will track and trace medical and adult use marijuana products once regulations are approved for them. The Department of … Continue reading

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‘Stand your ground’ bill fails in North Dakota House

Bismark Tribune – by Jack Dura By a slight margin, the North Dakota House voted down a so-called “stand your ground” bill that supporters said would “empower potential victims.” House Bill 1497 failed by a vote of 41-49 on Wednesday. … Continue reading

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